The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1237 1344 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.54% 14.37% 15.01%
As % of the Vendors category 28.16% 30.96% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 732 640
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 133 138
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £9.70 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £29.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4392 4341 4332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.07% 46.43% 47.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2615 2363 2159
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 244 252
Median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.02 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 350 £400 +14.28% 80
Hampshire +1 312 £350 +0.57% 99
Surrey 0 220 £375 -6.25% 58
Buckinghamshire -2 133 £430 +43.33% 32
West Sussex -26 64 £375 -5.06% 21
Oxfordshire -6 63 £350 -6.66% 35
Kent +11 57 £375 +15.38% 17
East Sussex -11 22 £413 +34.14% 19
Middlesex -11 11 £405 +3.51%
Sussex +4 2 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 918 (38.12%) Windows
2 788 (32.72%) MS Excel
3 655 (27.20%) Active Directory
4 535 (22.22%) MS Office
5 524 (21.76%) SQL Server
6 492 (20.43%) SQL
7 478 (19.85%) Security Cleared
8 394 (16.36%) .NET
9 388 (16.11%) Windows Server
10 361 (14.99%) ITIL
11 359 (14.91%) VMware
12 353 (14.66%) SC Cleared
13 326 (13.54%) C#
14 303 (12.58%) SharePoint
15 288 (11.96%) Finance
16 271 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
17 264 (10.96%) Oracle
18 259 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 253 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
20 252 (10.47%) PowerShell
21 250 (10.38%) Linux
22 245 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
23 236 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
24 232 (9.63%) Project Management
25 224 (9.30%) Migration
25 224 (9.30%) MS Exchange
26 223 (9.26%) DNS
27 222 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
28 216 (8.97%) SCCM
29 204 (8.47%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 303 (12.58%) SharePoint
2 224 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 110 (4.57%) IIS
4 74 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 64 (2.66%) Skype for Business
6 47 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
7 39 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 34 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 32 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (1.16%) CMS
11 18 (0.75%) SAS
11 18 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.71%) IBM Notes
12 17 (0.71%) Node.js
13 16 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.62%) JBoss
14 15 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.46%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 788 (32.72%) MS Excel
2 535 (22.22%) MS Office
3 145 (6.02%) MS Project
4 93 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 89 (3.70%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.54%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.37%) ProjectWise
9 7 (0.29%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.21%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.12%) InDesign
11 3 (0.12%) Mingle
12 2 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.042%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 125 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.37%) Maximo
6 9 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.29%) SAP SRM
8 5 (0.21%) Primavera
8 5 (0.21%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
10 3 (0.12%) Aligne
10 3 (0.12%) assyst
10 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.12%) Magento
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.083%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.083%) SystmOne
12 1 (0.042%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 253 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (7.14%) Office 365
3 66 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (1.99%) IaaS
5 38 (1.58%) PaaS
6 36 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (0.79%) SaaS
8 14 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.54%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.33%) Boomi
11 6 (0.25%) Yammer
12 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.21%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.17%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.17%) Scribe Online
13 4 (0.17%) Trello
14 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.083%) GitHub
15 2 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 223 (9.26%) DNS
2 149 (6.19%) Firewall
3 128 (5.32%) SAN
4 117 (4.86%) TCP/IP
5 115 (4.78%) DHCP
6 112 (4.65%) VPN
7 104 (4.32%) LAN
8 101 (4.19%) WAN
9 97 (4.03%) Internet
10 63 (2.62%) SSL
11 53 (2.20%) Wireless
12 50 (2.08%) FTP
13 43 (1.79%) IPsec
14 42 (1.74%) Skype
15 39 (1.62%) LDAP
16 36 (1.50%) HTTP
16 36 (1.50%) NetScaler
17 31 (1.29%) VoIP
18 30 (1.25%) IPv6
18 30 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 524 (21.76%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 118 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 96 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 79 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (2.57%) Oracle Database
7 60 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 56 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (1.99%) Relational Database
10 47 (1.95%) MS Access
11 45 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
12 38 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 31 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 27 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (0.96%) Big Data
15 23 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (0.87%) GIS
16 21 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 20 (0.83%) Hadoop
17 20 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 111 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 101 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 58 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 47 (1.95%) JIRA
5 43 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 38 (1.58%) Subversion
7 30 (1.25%) Selenium
8 18 (0.75%) NUnit
9 15 (0.62%) Maven
9 15 (0.62%) MSBuild
9 15 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 14 (0.58%) NuGet
11 13 (0.54%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.50%) Ant
12 12 (0.50%) HP UFT
13 11 (0.46%) Hudson
13 11 (0.46%) StarTeam
14 9 (0.37%) LoadRunner
14 9 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 288 (11.96%) Finance
2 123 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.11%) Retail
4 60 (2.49%) Marketing
5 48 (1.99%) Banking
6 36 (1.50%) German Language
7 34 (1.41%) Advertising
8 28 (1.16%) Legal
9 26 (1.08%) Publishing
10 21 (0.87%) Back Office
10 21 (0.87%) French Language
10 21 (0.87%) Spanish Language
11 20 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.83%) Military
12 13 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.46%) Electronics
13 11 (0.46%) Italian Language
13 11 (0.46%) Law
14 10 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 391 (16.24%) Analyst
2 358 (14.87%) Developer
3 234 (9.72%) Architect
4 215 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 171 (7.10%) Consultant
6 136 (5.65%) Project Manager
7 124 (5.15%) .NET Developer
8 100 (4.15%) Support Analyst
9 99 (4.11%) C# Developer
10 95 (3.95%) Service Analyst
11 90 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
12 82 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
13 81 (3.36%) Administrator
14 78 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 72 (2.99%) SQL Developer
16 68 (2.82%) IT Support
17 61 (2.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 61 (2.53%) IT Analyst
18 59 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
19 56 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (16.36%) .NET
2 164 (6.81%) HTML
3 162 (6.73%) ASP.NET
4 131 (5.44%) CSS
5 111 (4.61%) Web Services
6 109 (4.53%) XML
7 90 (3.74%) jQuery
8 86 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 64 (2.66%) .NET Framework
10 55 (2.28%) HTML5
11 46 (1.91%) AngularJS
12 40 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
13 39 (1.62%) REST
14 37 (1.54%) Entity Framework
15 33 (1.37%) Middleware
15 33 (1.37%) WCF
16 28 (1.16%) ADO.NET
16 28 (1.16%) CSS3
16 28 (1.16%) SOAP
17 26 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 150 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 99 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 72 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 71 (2.95%) PKI
6 66 (2.74%) Clustering
7 46 (1.91%) Public Cloud
8 44 (1.83%) Driving Licence
8 44 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.70%) Blackberry
10 32 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 32 (1.33%) Cryptography
11 30 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 30 (1.25%) Replication
12 25 (1.04%) NHS
13 24 (1.00%) Smart Meter
13 24 (1.00%) Smartphone
14 22 (0.91%) User Experience
15 19 (0.79%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 918 (38.12%) Windows
2 388 (16.11%) Windows Server
3 250 (10.38%) Linux
4 245 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 222 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 204 (8.47%) Windows 7
7 148 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 99 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 92 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 88 (3.65%) Unix
11 65 (2.70%) Windows 10
12 40 (1.66%) Windows 8
13 29 (1.20%) Apple iOS
14 28 (1.16%) Ubuntu
15 21 (0.87%) CentOS
16 20 (0.83%) Solaris
16 20 (0.83%) Windows Vista
17 19 (0.79%) AIX
18 18 (0.75%) VMS
19 13 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (14.99%) ITIL
2 271 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (9.63%) Project Management
4 224 (9.30%) Migration
5 190 (7.89%) CRM
6 148 (6.15%) Service Management
7 136 (5.65%) PRINCE2
8 135 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
9 120 (4.98%) MVC
10 108 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 98 (4.07%) Change Management
12 93 (3.86%) Configuration Management
13 84 (3.49%) SDLC
14 77 (3.20%) Mentoring
15 72 (2.99%) Scrum
15 72 (2.99%) Workflow
16 71 (2.95%) ITIL V3
17 63 (2.62%) DevOps
18 62 (2.57%) Data Analysis
18 62 (2.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 492 (20.43%) SQL
2 326 (13.54%) C#
3 252 (10.47%) PowerShell
4 179 (7.43%) JavaScript
5 102 (4.24%) T-SQL
6 97 (4.03%) VB
7 92 (3.82%) VBScript
8 89 (3.70%) Java
9 71 (2.95%) C
10 40 (1.66%) Python
11 38 (1.58%) VB.NET
12 37 (1.54%) C++
13 27 (1.12%) Ruby
14 26 (1.08%) PHP
15 20 (0.83%) Perl
16 18 (0.75%) PL/SQL
17 17 (0.71%) VBA
18 9 (0.37%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.33%) R
19 8 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 478 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 353 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 259 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 180 (7.48%) Degree
5 120 (4.98%) MCSE
6 108 (4.49%) DV Cleared
7 82 (3.41%) MCP
8 70 (2.91%) MCITP
9 64 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
10 52 (2.16%) ISEB
11 49 (2.03%) MCTS
12 47 (1.95%) MCSA
13 45 (1.87%) ISTQB
14 42 (1.74%) CCNA
15 39 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (1.37%) CISSP
17 28 (1.16%) MCDST
18 26 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 24 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 24 (1.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (5.19%) SLA
2 48 (1.99%) QA
3 28 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.62%) FIPS 140-2
7 11 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.42%) RMADS
9 9 (0.37%) ISO27005
10 7 (0.29%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.25%) COBIT
11 6 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.17%) GxP
13 3 (0.12%) COSO
13 3 (0.12%) MiFID
13 3 (0.12%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.12%) SDET
14 2 (0.083%) FATCA
System Software
1 655 (27.20%) Active Directory
2 236 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (7.52%) Hyper-V
4 78 (3.24%) VMware ESX
5 75 (3.11%) vSphere
6 65 (2.70%) XenApp
7 50 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.62%) XenDesktop
9 33 (1.37%) UAG
10 24 (1.00%) XenServer
11 19 (0.79%) Docker
11 19 (0.79%) ISA Server
12 17 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.62%) NFS
14 12 (0.50%) BitLocker
14 12 (0.50%) Terminal Server
15 11 (0.46%) Sendmail
15 11 (0.46%) vCloud
16 8 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 216 (8.97%) SCCM
2 118 (4.90%) SCOM
3 50 (2.08%) WSUS
4 35 (1.45%) Puppet
5 31 (1.29%) SCVMM
5 31 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 27 (1.12%) NetBackup
6 27 (1.12%) Tivoli
7 23 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 23 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 23 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 19 (0.79%) SCOrch
9 17 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.66%) Simpana
11 15 (0.62%) Netcool
11 15 (0.62%) Windows Intune
12 13 (0.54%) OVSD
12 13 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 359 (14.91%) VMware
2 264 (10.96%) Oracle
3 202 (8.39%) Cisco
4 181 (7.52%) HP
5 180 (7.48%) Citrix
6 92 (3.82%) Red Hat
7 75 (3.11%) SAP
8 73 (3.03%) Remedy
9 65 (2.70%) IBM
10 53 (2.20%) Dell
11 50 (2.08%) NetApp
12 42 (1.74%) Symantec
13 40 (1.66%) EMC
14 37 (1.54%) CheckPoint
15 35 (1.45%) Intel Security
16 32 (1.33%) F5
17 26 (1.08%) Avaya
17 26 (1.08%) CommVault
18 25 (1.04%) CA
19 24 (1.00%) Juniper
Havant
aap3
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
University of Kent
Rate: From £38,896 to £46,414 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £175pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day + Circa £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £326.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £215 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £17.00 per hour + Please quote
Posted: 10 days ago
South East
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Brook Street
Rate: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Crawley
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £424 - £466 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago